Recruiting in Austin, Tx

New bjammin
Feb 11 9 Comments

Is it just me, or do companies in Austin, TX treat every potential candidate like they don’t exist? I’ve never had so many companies be so silent. I know for a fact, senior PM friend here in Austin has experienced the same thing. He had a recent interview, out of state! I I have had one person reply to me, out of state!

This is coming from someone with big client experience in design, solid resume and portfolio. Maybe it’s not just Austin, is this how things are now with most companies in tech unless you are buds with someone on the inside? Or maybe I just need to throw more applications out there, and be aggressive about it. 🤔😤

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TOP 9 Comments
  • Micro Focus / Eng Yeezus2
    That’s because Austin doesn’t want any more techies migrating and fucking up their housing prices. I recently visited and that’s an extremely open hostility against Bay Area/Seattle/NYC folks.
    Feb 11 2
    • New bjammin
      OP
      Lol.. but I’m already here, and have experience working at companies in Austin.
      Feb 11
    • Micro Focus / Eng Yeezus2
      lol idk then
      Feb 11
  • AMD GskE01
    The hate against the west coast folks is somewhat real but not applicable to OP.
    Feb 11 1
    • New bjammin
      OP
      Actually I lived on west coast for over ten years.. but grew up here in Texas. I have had these jobs and connections in Austin since moving back. But I do wonder if people still look at my resume and think they don’t want to bother because of that.. I can’t imagine someone would be thinking that though. Or would they? 😕
      Feb 11
  • Indeed / Other
    TC1Billi

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    TC1Billimore
    The hate is definitely real against California folk.
    Feb 11 1
    • New bjammin
      OP
      I find it hard to believe tech and design companies in Austin share this sentiment. Perhaps locals and non-tech feel this acutely, but frankly that’s now become standard for places with tech moving in. Sadly.
      Feb 12
  • AMD GskE01
    Honestly I think it's just a frenzy of activity right now in most Austin companies... Tons of resumes, tons of positions and very little time to sort through it all. Anything you can do to stand out vs the 1000 other online submissions will help!
    Feb 11 0
  • New / Data TBjF30
    My experience has primarily been the radio silence or the recruiters that call me at their leisure without setting up a meeting beforehand (as if I don’t have a job or meetings during the work day). Every once in a while though there have been companies that contact me seriously. So I guess it’s just a numbers game like anywhere else; just keep applying!
    Feb 11 0